Articles on Brain Health

A morning fitness routine that’s good for your brain, too

By Stephanie Mansour, CNN Updated 5:58 AM ET, Thu March 21, 2019 (CNN)Cardiovascular exercise is good for blood flow, which benefits the body and the brain. Research shows that regular aerobic exercise appears to boost the size of the hippocampus. This is the part of the brain involved in learning [...]

A morning fitness routine that’s good for your brain, too2019-03-22T13:17:27-07:00

Brain Awareness Promotes Healthy Precautions

By Ryan Lacoute   March 14, 2019 Although mental health awareness is rising in popularity, other aspects of brain health continue to be neglected. Brain health is covered by a wide range of topics and is influenced by a variety of factors. Each individual human body is, in part, a culmination of [...]

Brain Awareness Promotes Healthy Precautions2019-03-14T14:11:14-07:00

Aging and sleep: Making changes for brain health

Aging and sleep: Making changes for brain health POSTED MARCH 11, 2019, 10:30 AM Margaret O’Connor, PhD, ABPP Contributor As a neuropsychologist, my research interests have focused on the link between sleep and cognitive health. As I have gotten older, I have personally come to appreciate the restorative power of [...]

Aging and sleep: Making changes for brain health2019-03-14T13:36:24-07:00

Trick your mind into feeling young

The best anti-ageing tool is to feel younger. A new study shows how this attitude can improve your physical and mental health, and slow down the rate of brain ageing. Ageing is all in the mind. A new study by Seoul National University in South Korea shows that feeling younger can not only improve your [...]

Trick your mind into feeling young2019-03-12T14:43:55-07:00

Brain Training: These Games and Apps Will Help Strengthen Your Mind

  Whether it’s to sharpen our focus, improve our memory, or simply keep our brain healthy, there are many reasons why we might want to improve our brain power. Brain training is a great way to keep our brains healthy and fit. In this article, you’ll learn about the importance of strengthening your brain, the [...]

Brain Training: These Games and Apps Will Help Strengthen Your Mind2018-04-06T16:09:38-07:00

Some foods better for your brain, memory

You may be aware of foods that protect our hearts and bones and even keep our weight in check as we age. But which foods keep our brains in top shape? Below is an evidence-based list of brain foods that may help pre-empt senior moments and more. Berries Berries may do more than add sweetness [...]

Some foods better for your brain, memory2018-04-06T16:08:25-07:00

Resilience – Trait or learned behaviour?

Many of us go through a lot in our lives and for some of us the hardships even begin in early childhood. Be that with the divorce or death of one of our parents, sexual or mental abuse, bullying, frequent and unpleasant changes of environment, alienation, sickness, anxiety or depression. Others are luckier and have [...]

Resilience – Trait or learned behaviour?2018-04-06T16:06:28-07:00

Invisible physical disability talk by Emmanuelle Stathopoulos

  How do you find the strength to get yourself up and going when suffering from a chronic, rare or genetic disease/disorder that is little known or has no cure? One that causes pain, weakness, exhaustion, depression, dislocations, nausea, dizziness, migraines, to name but a few? How do you keep a job, get to work [...]

Invisible physical disability talk by Emmanuelle Stathopoulos2018-04-06T16:05:06-07:00

Physical activity helps kid’s with grey matter development – study says

Many factors contribute to how well a child performs in school, including how much they read at home, their nutrition, sleep patterns and physical activity, to name a few. A study published this November in the journal Neuroimage has made some significant new findings related to physical fitness of children, academic performance and the brain [...]

Physical activity helps kid’s with grey matter development – study says2018-01-03T17:59:45-07:00

Correlation between hearing loss and signs of dementia in Seniors

Dear seniors, take note. Hearing loss in old-age increases risk of dementia New research has indicated that there was an association between age-related hearing loss and increased risk for cognitive decline, cognitive impairment and dementia. You may need to take care of your aging parents as a study has recently warned that age-related hearing loss [...]

Correlation between hearing loss and signs of dementia in Seniors2019-03-11T16:05:47-07:00